Below is a list of books on Comal County
and the email addresses for persons who own these copies.
They have volunteered to look up your ancestor in their library. Just
send them an email and tell them the book you want the information from
and the name of the person you are researching.
Note: You may also want to check the publications
of the Comal Genealogy Society.
1890 Comal County Census by Everett Fey
The Bremers and Their Kin in Germany and Texas
, Volumes 1 and 2, Robert R. Robinson, Jr., Porter
Press Copyright 1979
names A-L ) (Index of names
I have the 2 volume set of New
Braunfels: The First Founders by
Fey. If you need more people
to volunteer for look-ups, I would be glad to be added to look up info in Fey's books.
I'm the granddaughter of Ignatz Wenzel
and Lillian Eickenroht, daughter of
Rose Marie Wenzel and Wyatt Wilkinson.
Dave Crane (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The History of
German Settlements in Texas, 1831-1861, by Rudolph L. Biesele, 1930. Reprinted by The
German-Texan Heritage Society and Eakin Press in 1987.
Grant and G.E.C.; Forever; German Emigration Company lists 1844-1846
by Charles W. Kleinecke, Jr.;
Self-published. No longer in print
Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery #1 & #2, Selma, Texas and St. Joseph's/Wenzel's
8 & 7 Mile Creek Cemetery, Comal, Texas
by Carol Friesenhahn, published by Comal
County Genealogy Society
We Forget - Cemeteries of Comal County, Texas and Surrounding Areas Excluding
New Braunfels, copied 1989. Published
by the Comal County Genealogy Society.
Pioneers In Texas, by Don H. Biggers
History of New Braunfels
and Comal County, Texas 1844-1946, by Oscar Haas. Copyright 1968,
second printing 1975. 338 pages. Photographs. 1850 and
1860 censuses. Lists of founding colonists, of charter members of German
Protestant Church, etc. As county treasurer Mr. Haas realized the store
of information on New Braunfels' history and wrote weekly articles for the
two newspapers on excerpts from county archives. On retirement Mr.
Hass reworked his years of articles into this book
Chris Kneupper or Kathy Weaver.
The First Founders by Everett Anthony Fey. Over 1,000 pages in
two volumes .
Debbie Klinksiek email@example.com or Chris Kneupper
A New Land
Beckoned, German Immigration to Texas, 1844-1847, by Chester W. and
Ethel H. Geue. Extraction of some ship lists with German passengers.
in a New Land, German Immigration to Texas, 1847 - 1861, by Ethel
Hander Geue. Extraction of ship lists with German passengers.
Debbie Klinksiek (firstname.lastname@example.org)
County, Texas Marriage Records, Book A., 1846-1853
by J. McManus.
Groom, bride and date of marriages, Includes bride index.
I have the books :
Friedhof Cemetery Records 1846-1996
Church Record Book of the Vereins-Kirche 1849-1870
New Land Beckoned, German Immigration To Texas 1844-1847 by Chester W. Geue
Homes In A New Land, German Immigration To Texas 1847-1861 By Ethel Geue
Graveyards, A Cultural Legacy, by
Terry G. Jordan University of Texas Press, 1982, contains a siscussion on
the Texas-German Graveyards (including Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, etc.)
with a lot of information about German burial practices and traditions,
For example, the tradition of grave markers having one or more hex symbols.
These are those odd sun wheels or pointed figures, as well as the roses and
swatikas that appear and leave us puzzled. He also talks about the
craftsmanship that is uniquely German such as shell-decorated concrete grave
covers, glassed wreath boxes, and gorgeous metal work related to crosses,
wreaths and gates. If you are curious about what thos hex marking mean
on your ancestors; tombstones contact me.